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A human rights lawyer, Malcom Omirhobo, on Thursday, attended proceedings at the Supreme Court dressed in a traditional worshipper’s attire. Omirhobo, who appeared in court with white chalk-drawn around his right eye, had feathers stuck to his wig and cowry bracelets around his wrists. He wore his black gown over a white inner shirt with a gourd and cowries dangling on his chest. He tied a red wrapper around his waist as a replacement for grey trousers lawyers usually wear as part of their uniform. The barefooted lawyer also had two yellow bell bracelets around his two ankles. Omirhobo, who…
Starving monkeys are attacking children in eastern Ethiopia amid a severe drought. International charity Save the Children reported that the "current intensity" of the drought in the country is unprecedented. Abdirizak Ahmed, Save the Children's area operations manager for eastern Ethiopia, said in a statement that three months ago, the charity started receiving reports of wild monkey's attacking communities, particularly in Dawa and Shebelle. Monkeys have become particularly aggressive, with many families having to fend off the starving monkeys "with sticks." Ethiopia is in the grips of one of the worst droughts seen in 50 years. According to Oxfam, El…
A pair of identical twins who grew up in separate countries have somehow developed similar personality traits but significantly different IQ levels, a recent study has found. In the study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, researchers from Kookmin University in Seoul and California State University compared the characteristics of a woman who grew up in South Korea to that of her sister, who was raised in the U.S. The sisters were born in Seoul in 1974, but were separated from each other at the age of 2 after one of them got lost at a market. Despite…
An unidentified aircraft flew through airspaces belonging to multiple countries, almost all of them NATO members, without any official dispatch or approved flight plan. The illegal journey, which began in Lithuania, was monitored closely by all nations involved without any communication from the pilot. The plane was eventually found in Bulgaria covered in canvas without any trace of its crew. The plane is reported to have initially departed from an undisclosed airport in Lithuania and then proceeded to fly over Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, and Romania before entering Bulgaria through the northern city of Vidin. With the exception of Serbia,…
A US woman who contracted a sexually transmitted disease from her partner during romantic encounters in his car has been awarded $5.2 million in damages from his vehicle insurance company. The woman in the state of Missouri successfully claimed her partner had negligently infected her with HPV, and that his policy covered her for "injuries and losses." Referred to in court documents only as M.O., the woman had requested an award of $9.9 million, before an arbitrator determined a sum of $5.2 million would cover her "damages and injuries." "Insured should have disclosed his diagnosis to M.O. prior to the…
Chinese social media was recently rocked by the controversial story of a man who sued his stepson after divorcing his mother, asking for compensation for raising him. Only a few months after divorcing his wife, a Chongqing man surnamed Tang reportedly took his stepson Liu to court, asking for 35,200 yuan ($5,285) as compensation for the money spent on raising him during the marriage. Tang reportedly married Liu’s mother in 2009 when the boy was 10 years old and helped raise him until 2021, when the woman filed for divorce. About three months after the separation, Tang filed a lawsuit…
Something everyone faces in life, regardless of class, culture, or creed, is death. And despite its inevitability, the experience of death and what happens after still remains unknown to us. Because of this, many people are curious about the experiences of those who've clinically died and been brought back. Recently, u/APater6076 asked people who've died and been resuscitated, "What was your experience? Did you see bright lights? Nothing? Do you remember anything about it?" In response, people described how they 'died' and what their experience was like: 1. "A very warm blackness. It wasn't cold or scary but very calm…
An apparent social media ruse in Zimbabwe about people selling their toes for large amounts of money is being taken more seriously elsewhere in Africa. The unfounded story that suggests Zimbabweans are parting with their digits to beat poverty is trending in Nigeria. A tongue-and-cheek Zimbabwean blog post suggested the trade was happening at a shopping centre in the capital, Harare. It quotes WhatsApp messages with figures as high as $40,000 (£31,800) being offered by traditional healers in South Africa for a big toe. It is not uncommon for body parts to be used in unscrupulous traditional so-called cures. Touted…
An Indian man was recently ousted as the cause of frequent power outages in his native village, as he always cut the power in the entire settlement whenever he wanted to see his girlfriend. For weeks, the people of Ganeshpur, a small village in eastern Bihar’s Purnia district, had to put up with frequent power outages that only seemed to occur a few hours after sunset. No one seemed to know what was causing the problems, as the power company had not reported any power grid malfunctions, and none of the neighboring villages were dealing with similar issues. Exasperated, many…
Ever wish you had the deep voice of James Earl Jones? Well, maybe that’s an unattainable goal, but if you’re willing to go under the knife for a deeper or higher voice, there’s a surgeon in Turkey who can help. Kursat Yelken has been performing voice deepening surgeries for 15 years and claims that demand for the procedure has been increasing. He currently operates on 100 – 150 people a year, from executives wanting to sound more assertive, to transgender people looking to make their voice match their new gender. The Turkish doctor, who trained at Harvard Medical School, can…
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FG brokers oil supply deal between crude producers and refineries

Nigeria's oil regulator has struck a deal with producers to allow sales of crude to…
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Kenya protesters win another round, forces president to fire entire cabinet

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How to ask better questions to solve any problem

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Customs catches man with 104 live snakes in his trousers

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Public officials received N721bn in bribes in 2023 – NBS

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July 13, 2024

What to know after Day 870 of Russia-Ukraine war

RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE Russia strikes Ukrainian military-industrial sites, air bases over week Russian forces delivered 39…
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Chips maker Nvidia rises to world’s most valuable company

Nvidia has become the world’s most valuable company following a staggering rally in its shares,…
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Amusan secures fourth straight national title in 100m hurdles

Tobi Amusan has claimed her fourth consecutive national title in the women’s 100 metres hurdles…

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